Fish Emulsion ratio per gallon of water

pkapeckopickldpepprz(z9 a/b FL)December 1, 2006

I have three citrus trees I've mentioned before that have had every pest known to man it seems. I have been spraying primarily with Fish Emulsion but was afraid of over doing it so now down to once a week, but since I've got trees I use a hose end sprayer, instead of a small handheld mister. How much should I add per gallon of water?

My trees aren't getting any worse since I've been treating them, in fact the Ruby Red is growing new shoots, I counted 8 the other day. First new growth I've seen in a long long time. Probably related to having a scale/mite infestation as I read on here another guy lost 95% of the leaves due to that and my trees all lost most of their leaves. Besides the scale and mites, mine came with the full array of black fly, leaf miners, leaf hoppers, mealy bug and ants.

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Dave in NoVA • 7a • Northern VA

Wow! Sounds bad! I've used horticultural-grade oil mixed with water to treat scale and it seems to work well. Make sure to spray the undersides of leaves. Just saying you might give that a try -- maybe on one branch first -- then monitor it carefully. Scale can get out of hand real fast!

    Bookmark   December 1, 2006 at 7:53AM
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pkapeckopickldpepprz(z9 a/b FL)

Anyone have any recommendations on amount of Fish Emulsion per gallon of water? Thanks.

    Bookmark   December 2, 2006 at 3:38PM
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beesnfruit(z8b LA USA)

I use 1 tablespoon/gallon for soil and foliar application.
Baton Rouge, LA

    Bookmark   December 2, 2006 at 11:30PM
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pkapeckopickldpepprz(z9 a/b FL)

Thanks beesnfruit. I think I was overly conservative using 2 tablespoons in my 6 gallon hose end sprayer. Guess I will get more results using 6 tablesppons in it.

    Bookmark   December 3, 2006 at 9:13AM
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